Central region police intensify patrol

Central Region Police say that they have intensified patrols as one way of upholding its commitment to reducing crime rate during the Christmas  festivities.

Public Relations Officer for Central Region, Superintendant John Namalenga told Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday that crime rates are relatively high during Christmas compared to other major  holidays , hence the need to intensify police presence.

“The patrol teams that are being deployed are working day and night, carrying out the patrols either by patrol cars or on foot,” said Namalenga.

He further said that police have also intensified traffic road checks aimed at identify and impounding vehicles that are not road worthy.

Police strategically stationed on street corners to check any trouble

“We are also checking for  drunk drivers and drivers without driving licenses, we have also intensified number of speed traps to ensure that drivers are driving below the speed limit,” he explained.

According to Namalenga, during the period, police usually receive cases of robbery with violence, murder and break-in’s as most of the criminals want to make money  for Christmas.

Namalenga  urged the public to lock their doors at night, avoid using shortcuts and to report such cases police as soon as they happen.

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